Category: Iron

Periorbital dark circles can be a sign of iron deficiency

Are your dark circles under your eyes caused by iron deficiency?   Without adequate iron, the body is unable to properly circulate oxygen. Hemoglobin the protein that transports oxygen on red blood cells breaks down when there is insufficient iron.  This breakdown of hemoglobin causes the thin skin below your eyes to appear bruised. Not to […]

Top 10 Iron Rich foods Every Pregnant Woman Needs

Iron is essential for metabolism, growth, optimal cell to cell communication, and the creation of hormones and connective tissue. Human life cannot continue without adequate iron, let alone support the development and maturation of a baby in the womb. The following are excellent sources of iron that you will want to make a regular part of […]

Iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy and what to do about it

Iron deficiency in pregnancy can be a serious burden on the mother and the baby.  When you get your iron results back and are told you are iron deficient most doctors will immediately prescribe Ferrous sulfate 325mg  (65mg elemental iron) and have you dose it 2-3x per day.  The problem with ferrous sulfate is that […]

The Iron Series – Iron deficiency in menstruating women

If your iron supplement doesn’t start working in 30 days or less you may be facing an iron deficiency: One of the common causes of iron deficiency is heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle.   Starting in your pre-teen years and continuing on through mid-life, month after month of losing blood via menstruation and not adequately […]